When I started thinking about creating a blog, I quickly got several ideas for posts. Unfortunately, none of them was an idea for a first post.
But I still need one, don’t I?
I’ve been painting on and off since my early teens, but it’s only been in the last year or so that I started to get serious about it. This blog is a first step in building an online presence, preparatory to selling my art. It’s a way of testing the waters, interacting with other artists and art lovers, and seeing what they’re interested in.
I also hope that writing about the creative process and making it public will keep me accountable and motivated. Even when I’m not inspired (but that’s for another post).
When I get the chance, I also enjoy hiking. I live pretty close to Banff, Canmore, and Kananaskis Country. Last winter I tried ice climbing, and really enjoyed it. The mountains aren’t just a source of inspiration; they’re the subjects of many of my paintings. So, it makes sense to post about my outdoor adventures too.
I’m planning on updating this blog at least twice a week, with extra posts if I finish more paintings. This should be manageable even if my summer turns out to be an especially busy one.
Thanks for reading! Glad to have you with me.